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The SB20 nomination for the 'champion of champions' event will now be based on Traveller Series rankings rather than the result of the class National Championships.
The aim is to encourage the 20-boat fleet to travel to regional events throughout the season.
With Southern and Western Championship venues still to be confirmed the Irish sportsboat class has released its 2020 fixtures calendar. (See below)
The season kicks off on May 16/17 with the Eastern Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club as part of the new Dun Laoghaire Cup for one designs to include the 1720s & J80s.
SB20 Ireland Calendar 2020
May 16/17 Easterns (Part of DL Cup, SB20, 1720, & J80) Dun Laoghaire (RIYC)
Jun 20/21 Northerns Strangford Lough (SLYC)
Jul 10/11 Southerns (Fri & Sat before Cork Week) *TBC Crosshaven, Cork (RCYC)
Aug 8/9 Westerns *TBC
Sept 1-5 SB20 Worlds Cascais (Portugal/Lisbon CNC)
Sept 18/19/20 Nationals Athlone (LRYC)
Oct 17/18 Midlands Dromineer (LDYC)
Day one of the SB20 World Championships opened with a grey day and raining in Hyeres, France, something the locals refuse to call normal at this time of the year.
Unfortunately, there are no Irish boats competing in the 65-boat world championship fleet this year.
The unstable wind added disappointment to the fleet when the Race Officer Natalie Peberel announced at skippers briefing the maximum of four races today.
When the fleet arrived at the starting line by 11:00 the 30 degrees shifts didn't allow to call racing and it took about 40 minutes for the RC to call Race 1. It has started at a slow pace with light wind of 5-6 knots from the South.
After a bit of waiting, the RC called Race 2, that started wit ha general recall. On the first upwind almost at the rounding of the first boats November flag was displayed, sending the boats back to the starting line. The wind has stopped completely, and after boats got back to the start the AP over H was displayed which meant the RC was still hoping for racing today.
Overall for the opening day the strong lead is from Russian and Australian teams, Portuguese boats Dom Pedro & Animal/SailCascais chose the left side and despite that Vasco Serpa managed to finish 15th.
The all-female Youth team from Australia - Essence of Athena had a good start and were within top 15 boats on the first rounding.
Overall in Top 10 we see a strong Russian and Australian domination with the only UK boat being Breaking Bod of Charles Whelan.
For the coming days, the fleet are expecting a storm coming with winds up to 40 knots on Wednesday, so Tuesday's racing is likely to be pushed earlier in the day to try and catch some racing in the morning.
There was fun on and off the water for SB20s at the Freshwater Keelboat Regatta season finale in Lough Derg Yacht Club last weekend writes Class President John Malone.
Fabulous weather, great race management lead by Geoff O'Donoghue and legendary hospitality in the Whiskey Still and dinner in LDYC on sat night.
It was great to see six all new crews in the fleet racing at their 1st open event. Strictly Business (Eoin Leahy, Donie Herraghty & Emmet Ryan) was the top boat of the new crews managing to score a 3rd in the Penultimate on Sunday morning & 6th overall - a team to watch next season - Eoin was SB20 national champion in the classes debut season in Ireland, he has now switched from middle to the back of the boat. Donie is a previous SB20 owner with Martin McNamara who now has taken the reigns of Sharkbait with co-owner Jude Kilmartin.
Lough Derg now has seven boats being sailed out of 3 sailing centres - Domineer, Mount Shannon & Garrykennedy, Sonic Boom/3309/Iniscealtra Sailing Club helmed by Andrew Decan & crewed by McElligott Brothers Brian and Conor finished in 8th Overall and were the Top ranking boat from Lough Derg. Scorpio Beg/3475 Sailed by Dominic O'Sullivan, B Bryce and D Coleman were leading this local battle overnight but were unfortunate to find rig damage on Sunday morning following a Rig Tangle with Strictly Business at Leeward Mark were 4 Boats rafted up at a leeward mark with less than enough room for all to round in comfort.
The Winter Series in Lough Ree Yacht Club will commence in November, with eight boats expected to be based there in 2020
Overall results attached below
As north-west winds blew to over 20-knots the championship was decided over short sharp races inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour this afternoon under Race Officer Jack Roy, the Irish Sailing President.
It is the second year in a row that the All Ireland Sailing title has been won by the SB20 nominee.
Second overall was Northern Ireland RS400 ace Robert Espey. Third was Greystones Sailing Club's Shane MacCarthy representing the GP14 class. Full results below.
After a qualification round on Saturday, the final day’s racing was moved from Dublin Bay to the more sheltered Dun Laoghaire Harbour due to strong and gusting winds.
The four-race final round was a close-fought affair over two hours which eventually saw O’Connor pitted against Robert Espey, the RS400 class nominee from Ballyholme. However, the Dun Laoghaire sailor received a jury penalty turn and finished sixth while the Bangor helm had gear damage and was awarded average points for that race depending on the rest of the series.
The whole championship hinged on the final race with just under three points separating first and second places. O’Connor had recovered form after the opening final round race to deliver two race wins with Espey close behind.
Just under three points separated the pair going into the final race. O’Connor started poorly while Espey was heading for a second place; the standings looked set to be up-ended. But O’Connor fought his way back up the fleet in the 20-minute race and took third place and the overall title with one point to spare.
While Espey and his Olympic veteran crew Stephen Milne were first runner-up, Shane McCarthy with Stephen Boyle of the GP14 class were in close contention in third place.
The Flying 15 class hosted the event with boats loaned by their owners and the class national champion David Gorman with Chris Doorly featured in the final series to place seventh overall.
Final All Ireland Results 2019
Lough Derg Yacht Club is hosting its annual keelboat regatta on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of October. The event will be a wrap up to the season for many of the competitors and over 50 entries are expected from three classes - making it one of the biggest sailing events of the year on the Shannon.
The big attraction for many sailors is the beautiful autumnal setting of Lough Derg but also the opportunity to thoroughly wash the boat out in freshwater at the end of the season.
The Squibs will be welcoming visitors from the UK as well as Belfast, Strangford Lough, Howth, Kinsale and Dun Laoghaire. As Afloat reported earlier, Kinsale Yacht Club will be promoting their UK and Irish Nationals which are being held in June 2020.
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy and his daughter Jill have indicated they will compete as will UK champion Dick Batt. Squib stalwart Vincent Delany, second in the recent Irish Nationals, is also sailing as is Irish Champions Gordon Patterson and Ross Nolan from Royal North.
The SB20s have just announced that the Irish Nationals will be hosted in Lough Ree in Sept 2020 and a good fleet is expected - including Lough Derg and Lough Ree entries.
The Flying Fifteen fleet, who have just completed a World Championship in Dun Laoghaire are also reported to be travelling to Dromineer in numbers, just a week after the class hosts the All Ireland Sailing Championships at the National Yacht Club. It may be the only winter sailing for the FF's at Dun Laoghaire Harbour given the current winter hard standing woes currently in place.
Irish SB20 Champion Jerry Dowling will travel to the class World Championships in Hyeres next month to be appointed SB20 World Council Chairman.
The international honour for the Irish one-design sailor comes with the unanimous support of the World Council and the stepping down of past chair Ed Russo.
Dowling is well known in the class as a former Irish Class President and a multiple holder of the National Championships title and Rear Commodore Sailing of the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Dublin Bay.
The Iniscealtra Sailing Club annual Gortmore Bell race took place on Lough Derg on Saturday 7th September. With very light wind forecast for the day, the usual 30-mile race was shortened to 20 miles, so the race turned at the Coose Bay mark rather than the usual Gortmore.
The class 2 boats started 30 mins earlier than class 1 with ‘Whisper’, a comfort 30, taking the early lead on the water. In class 1, it was ‘Sonic Boom’, an SB20, that led the fleet out. It was these two boats that ended up fighting for the overall win.
‘Sonic Boom’ caught up the 30-minute deficit just before the last turning mark. The northerly wind died out momentarily and was replaced with a Westerly enabling the two class leaders to reach the new breeze first and they stretched out on the rest of the fleet to take first in each class with ‘Sonic boom’, sailed by Andrew Deakin, Brian McElligott and Colm McElligott taking the overall win having gained a further 23 minutes on the shifting upwind leg to the finish.
The wind speed dropped again after the leaders finished, making it a long last leg for the remaining fleet. Second in Class 1 went to ‘Silk’, a First Class 10, with third going to ‘Zombie’, a Platu 25. In Class 2, second place went to ‘Celtic Charisma’, a Kelt 29 and third place went to ‘Serendipity’ a westerly Longbow.
The Stefan Hyde steered Bád Kilcullen with crew Jimmy Dowling and Kieran Dorgan of the Royal Irish Yacht Club has won the SB20 National Championships on home waters after leading for the entirety of the eight-race series.
From an entry of 20 boats, 15 contested the Dubarry-sponsored sportsboat national title on Dublin Bay.
The host club trio lead Royal St. George's Ted skippered by Michael O'Connor, Davy Taylor and Edward Cook.
Third was Venuesworld skippered by Ger Dempsey, Chris Nolan, Tim Norwood and Damian Dion.
Overall results are below.
|Bád Kilcullen||Stefan Hyde||Jimmy Dowling||Kieran Dorgan||RIYC||10||1||1||1||21||3||1||2||1|
|2||3544||Ted||Michael O'Connor||Davy Taylor||Edward Cook||RSGYC||13||2||2||2||2||1||2||5||2|
|3||3739||venuesworld.com||Ger Dempsey||Chris Nolan||Tim Norwood||Damian Dion||RIYC||27||4||5||3||6||5||9||1||3|
|4||3040||Provident CRM||Graeme Grant||John Malone||Emmet Sheridan||LRYC||29||5||7||5||3||2||4||4||6|
|5||3426||LoFly||Philip Doran||Simon Doran||Bella Morehead||Niamh Doran||NYC||37||6||4||21||4||6||3||10||4|
|6||3761||Carpe Diem||Colin Galavan||Kevin O'Rourke||Aaron Jones||RIYC/RSGYC||40||3||8||8||9||4||10||3||5|
|7||3500||Team Ridgeway||Andrew Baker||Stephen Kane||Emmet Ryan||SLYC/RNIYC||54||7||6||9||5||10||5||12||21|
|8||3737||Black||James Gorman||Séamus O’Donnell||Sheena Bowers||Robbie Bowers||NYC||58||12||10||10||10||7||7||7||7|
|9||3449||Lia||Sarah Byrne||Flore Dion||Hillary Mirray||Hazel Rae||RSGYC||64||10||9||11||8||9||12||8||9|
|10||3297||Sunday Brunch||Dave Dwyer||Chris Arrowsmith||Conor Cleary||RSGYC||65||9||11||7||7||11||11||9||12|
|11||3343||Rubadubdub||Nick Doherty||Conor O'Regan||Gareth Nolan||NYC||69||11||12||6||11||12||8||11||10|
|12||3323||Sea Biscuit||Marty Cuppage||Barry Glavin||Niall O'Riordan||RSGYC||74||8||3||4||21||21||21||6||11|
|13||3717||So Blue||Justin Burke||Sean Cleary||Analise Nixon||NYC/RSGYC||86||21||21||21||1||8||6||21||8|
|14||3475||Sneaky B||Charlotte O'Kelly||Alison Piggot||Cecile Van Steenberg||Derval Turbidy||NYC||91||14||14||13||12||13||13||13||13|
|15||3320||Smoke on the Water||Bob Hobby||Paddy McGrath||Owen Sinnott||RSGYC||122||13||13||12||21||21||21||21||21|
|16||3433||Animal Origami||Chris Chapman||Richard Franke||Fiannan Alt||RSGYC||147||21||21||21||21||21||21||21||21|
The unbroken run of championship wins continues for Bád Kilcullen (Stefan Hyde, Jimmy Dowling and Kieran Dorgan) who lead the SB20 National Championships on Dublin Bay.
After six races sailed, the Royal St. George Yacht Club trio of Michael O'Connor, Davy Taylor and Edward Cook stay second with Lough Ree entry Grant, John Malone and Emmet Sheridan in third.
Two more races at the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted event are scheduled for Sunday.
|Sail No||Boat||Helm||Crew 1||Crew||Misc 3||Club||Series Points||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6|
|1||3741||Bád Kilcullen||Stefan Hyde||Jimmy Dowling||Kieran Dorgan||RIYC||7||1||1||1||21||3||1|
|2||3544||Ted||Michael O'Connor||Davy Taylor||Edward Cook||RSGYC||9||2||2||2||2||1||2|
|3||3040||Provident CRM||Graeme Grant||John Malone||Emmet Sheridan||LRYC||19||5||7||5||3||2||4|
|4||3426||LoFly||Philip Doran||Simon Doran||Bella Morehead||Niamh Doran||NYC||23||6||4||21||4||6||3|
|5||3739||venuesworld.com||Ger Dempsey||Chris Nolan||Tim Norwood||Damian Dion||RIYC||23||4||5||3||6||5||9|
|6||3761||Carpe Diem||Colin Galavan||Kevin O'Rourke||Aaron Jones||RIYC/RSGYC||32||3||8||8||9||4||10|
|7||3500||Team Ridgeway||Andrew Baker||Stephen Kane||Emmet Ryan||SLYC/RNIYC||32||7||6||9||5||10||5|
|8||3737||Black||James Gorman||Séamus O’Donnell||Sheena Bowers||Robbie Bowers||NYC||44||12||10||10||10||7||7|
|9||3297||Sunday Brunch||Dave Dwyer||Chris Arrowsmith||Conor Cleary||RSGYC||45||9||11||7||7||11||11|
|10||3449||Lia||Sarah Byrne||Flore Dion||Hillary Mirray||Hazel Rae||RSGYC||47||10||9||11||8||9||12|
|11||3343||Rubadubdub||Nick Doherty||Conor O'Regan||Gareth Nolan||NYC||48||11||12||6||11||12||8|
|12||3717||So Blue||Justin Burke||NYC/RSGYC||57||21||21||21||1||8||6|
|13||3323||Sea Biscuit||Marty Cuppage||Barry Glavin||Niall O'Riordan||RSGYC||57||8||3||4||21||21||21|
|14||3475||Sneaky B||Charlotte O'Kelly||Alison Piggot||Cecile Van Steenberg||Derval Turbidy||NYC||73||14||21||13||12||21||13|
|15||3320||Smoke on the Water||Bob Hobby||Paddy McGrath||Owen Sinnott||RSGYC||80||13||13||12||21||21||21|
|16||3433||Animal Origami||Chris Chapman||Richard Franke||Fiannan Alt||RSGYC||105||21||21||21||21||21||21|
|16||3490||Knowhowdo||Shane Murphy||HYC||105||21||21||21||21||21|| |